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to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become probably among the most recognizable faces of the tea p
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
you texans call up, because this administration was responsible for the annexation of texas. the tylers have a lot of children. >> it is what kept them apart for a great deal of their married lives. john tyler was constitutionally incapable of being out of public office. he was addicted to it so left her at home to run the family, to run the business, and to continue to manage this incredible group of children they had almost from the very start. >> running their plantation would have been how large an operation? >> one of the issues is a are always on the very edge of solvency, so they never live one place more than 10 years. they are always moving around. they own between 30 and 35 slaves, and they are growing wheat and corn for about 600 acres to 900 acres, and that is between plantations. they then moved to the other side of virginia, so they are continuing to try to figure out a way during these striking economic changes to the country and go into what is going on in 1837, to find a way they can keep their heads above water, and with john tyler gone for so long and so o
. this weekend, georgia, massachusetts, and texas are giving the state-sponsored discount. shoppers in connecticut will get their tax holiday next week end. earlier this month, a dozen other states took part. retailers are as delighted as consumers. >> shirt. >> shirt. >> pants. >> pants. >> shoes. >> shoes. >> especially in this economy. every bit helps. >> reporter: are you excited to go back to school? >> yeah. >> reporter: now experts say, total sales this back-to-school season could top $42 billion. and parents say every penny of that saved makes a difference. bianna? >> i looked forward to that growing up in texas as well. susan, thanks so much for the story. >>> exciting news surrounding the centuries old mona lisa mystery. who is the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world? the model for the masterpiece? scientists think her identity could be revealed through dna testing. here's abc's kirit radia. >> she appears larger from the left than on the right. >> reporter: the clue to unlocking one of art's biggest secrets is so groundbreaking, you might expect to find
. >> bill: he has to be from texas. where is he from? >> i think he's from florida. >> he knows something about tanning. and he says that the affordable care act tax on tanning as part of a comprehensive package to pay for all of the benefits. there is a tax on some 2.5% or something. he says well, you know, boehner should really take this to the people. boehner who we all know loves to tan. >> bill: i was going to say if anybody is upset about this, it is john boehner. >> that he should argue that it is racist against white people. >> yeah, sure. because now they're going to have to pay a little extra for that orange glow. >> bill: others who are not caucasian don't have to pay. >> they're at a big advantage. >> bill: racist tax. >> i still love how president obama at one of the us who correspondents meeting said he and john bainer have a lot of things in common. they're both people of color. >> bill: it is a color not seen on the planet. >> not naturally occurring. >> bill: john boehner is the only member be of congress to have a tanning bed in his own office, right? >> i'm sure. actual
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number eight printed in part b of house report 113-187, offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: purr sinet to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. the manager in opposition will have the right to close. the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. s. jackson lee: let me thank my colleagues whenever they engage in debate, i know they have a serious commitment to the process of this house and this nation. i rise today to offer an amendment and i hope that it addresses the chairman's offer of legislative collegiality. if this is such an important effort then i believe that the amendments that have been offered by my colleagues and the one i introduced as we speak is one that makes this bill reasonable. my amendment would except from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rull promulgated by the
congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered domesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he was running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs against henry clay from kentucky.
-martial begins in texas for army major accused of the fort hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead. major nidal hasan is representing himself. he will cross-examine many of the 32 people injured forcing them to relive the horror of the 2009 attack. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. >>> new details about the terror threat which led to closure of embassies and consulates. it apparently began with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mai
-americans incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites. let's hear from richard in huntsville, texas, a democrat. caller: thank you for taking my call. all i can say it is about time. this is about time. it has been 40-50 years that this should have been done. it is said that the only thing we as americans learn from history is that we refuse to learn anything from history. if you want to look at a perfect example of this, look at the prohibition. 21st at the 18th amendment/ amendment. prohibition made millionaires out of thugs. now we are making millionaires out of thugs with the so-called war against drugs. it is about time. said forcaller whatever reason they made marijuana illegal -- if you look at the history, it is all about racism. i am white. let me get that clear. host: john, pensacola, florida. a republican. caller: hello, good morning. watcher of c-span for many years. i'm 70 years old. i have tried many times to get through. i have had no luck until today. comments, ie my would like to state that somebody doesn't do his math correct. in an article you read about 1971, it alsoin state
. senator ted cruz of texas, steve king of iowa, 2012 presidential candidate rick santorum and yes, donald trump. i guarantee he's not running for president. let's ignore that. it's early. the 2016 race is under way. much more on the republican side than the democratic side. we'll talk about that more in saechblthd first i want to bring in msnbc's kasey hunt at the family summit in ames, iowa. we can see the crowd has yet to fill up. very early out there, probably a time zone change. tell us who is going to be there today. we gave us a few names. what are we expecting to hear from them? >> steve, you hit on the major names coming here on the 2016 hopefuls or potential 2016 hopefuls, you donald trump, rick santorum who eked out a victory over mitt romney in 2012. but in some ways what's notable are the names that aren't yet coming out here. there was a long list of republicans who were invited but who are not actually speaking this year. rick perry, governor of texas, bobby jindal, governor of louisiana, senator marco rubio from florida. there are banner names who are likely to pop up on th
a slizz to $85 a visit. hesselling a pig in a poke. >> joining us from alan,texas, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm kind of -- i'm a bit frustrated with many of the callers. i believe that we are divided much in due to the fact that many of the public or the pollists are being confused with the changing facts that the quickly-changing facts associated with the economies like the impact of the repeal of glass speegal, the tech in a logical transitions and globalization, all of this is happening so quickly and there's been such an emphasis on reading and math and science that a lot of people are being lost with their civics and economics situation, so it's difficult enough to understand what's going on and how laws are written but then when you add things like there's no pure democracy, anybody who drives on a public road is not a socialist if it's a socialist program or uses the fire department but now we have news or profit, prisons for profit. there's no more regulation on medications and fuel because of these repeals, so it's becoming more and more difficult for
foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation said any congressional republicans who oppose their effort should be replaced. the debate over how to defeat t
boehner. >> former texas congressman rand atl was the keynote speaker the young americans for liberty national convention. we will show you his remarks in their entirety tomorrow here on c-span. in the meantime, here's a preview of the former congressmen's remarks. and --biggest break -- the risk is how sluggish will they get. speaking out can be dangerous. we write laws on purpose. all of politicians want truth. they want us to know everything about government so they write to be strict laws. if you are a whistleblower, we will protect you. yeah, sure. you do that and they charge you with treason. know, theds me of you with an empire of life. the empire, the big government is only held together by lies. these revolutions whether bradley manning or snowden, they have not heard us area they have hurt the bureaucrat. that hurt a politician. they embarrass them. you may we spy on every country in the world? we spy on them? isy probably suspected, but out in the open. they are embarrassed. treasonous to maintaining the faƇade they are wonderful and good and humanitarian. away frankly, th
of attention lately, that is wendy davis in texas. >> yes. >> bill: what is she going to run for? >> she has said she's either going to run for re-election in her state senate seat, and keep in behind texas is so jerr gerrymandering post redistricting. wendy davis holds one of the only swing seats. there are two swing seats in all of texas, and she holds one of them. she's re-elected to a swing seat in a red state, that would be fabulous. she's going to run for re-election there or run for governor. the way she has energized the country is phenomenal. i got to see her speech in d.c. last week, and her personal story is just so compelling. young single mother, put herself through school. made it to harvard law. made it to elected office. this is a woman whose mother has a sixth grade education. she's very much in line for governor seat in texas. so i think she can speak to texans in a way that the republican party simply can't right now. there is so much enthusiasm around her. i want her to make the best decision for her. she's young. she has a bright future. she can done whatever she wants w
, and his wife. judgment day -- you knew better. next is dave joining us from crockett, texas, good morning. caller: hello? yes, i would like to make a comment. you know, before time was ever recorded over in the middle east, then people have been fighting each other for years, thousands of years. and for the united states to think that they're going to send aid and change their way of living is complete idiocy. this government -- we have got so much wrong with our own country. ok, thank you for the call. from inside "usa today," in anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march on washington, which will take place on august 28, the mlk memorial repair will not be finished, although work on fixing the quote does not an exact quote from dr. king will continue after the august 20 anniversary, and we will have life coverage from the ceremonies the weekend prior. and president obama, who is scheduled to deliver remarks on wednesday morning, august 28, to commemorate dr. king's remarks 50 years ago. clinical story from -- a ,"litical story from "politico hillary clinton is fielding o
covers national politic of the "washington post." texas republican senator ted cruise cruz. what is he saying? >> he released his birth certificate in the story in the "dallas morning news" that was posted late sunday night that talk about an issue we have been looking at for awhile which is can he run for president and serve as president. he was born in canada to a u.s.-citizens mother and cuban mother. there's never been a president foreign born like that. legal experts generally agree he can probably serve as president. it remains somewhat uncertain whether or not that's the case. >> legal experts are claiming that he is a canada citizens. beyond acknowledging that news. what is he doing in response? >> well,, you know, i think this is a roleout for him. he's tick -- sticks his tow toe to the presidential process. he was in iowa and going to new hampshire for another event. those are two important state in the presidential process. i think it was an effort by his team to get the issue out of the way, and have this debate at the time when the heat of the campaign is not being waged w
afterwards. host: this call is from texas, independent line. caller: you mentioned 1000 feet will the ranch lands have any height restrictions? you say that is the government that will process the privacy issues and if they are the ones breaking the privacy, how will we hold them responsible? -- this isoperation what the faa and other government agencies and all of the private citizens and the public in the states are getting involved with. you may say you will only use these systems for these particular applications. if you use these particular applications, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe manner and you have to follow the law and the rules. presidentguest is the and ceo of the association holding this event in washington, dc this week. jordan, aberdeen, maryland, independent line. what do you think the usedned vehicles will be as far as fire departments and police departments? a lot of the civil applications, these are ideal applications, the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else. this is a tool that allows them to do it better. searc
with the chinese defense minister. then ted cruz of texas speak. >> good afternoon. today, i am pleased to welcome the defense general to the entagon. >language] >> we just finished a productive meeting where i restated the united states is committed to building a positive and constructive relationship with china. >language] >> the china-u.s. relationship is important for stability and security in the asia-pacific and achieving security and prosperity for our nations in the 21st century. >language] >> one of the things we mphasized today was that a sustained military to military relationship is an important pillar of this strong bilateral relationship. >language] > the united states welcomes and supports the rise of a prosperous and responsible china that helps regional and global progress. [speaking another language] >> our goal is to build trust between our militaries through cooperation. the united states has invited for the first time the p.l.a. navy to join our multilateral naval exercises that will take place next year. >> [speaking another language] >> this morning, we have affirmed we will
-- willie from fort worth, texas, up next on our democratic line. caller: we complain about what the government does for our protection. if you want to get on a computer and by a server, sign up with all the information they need from us, this and the other marketing companies -- there is nothing being said about how they abuse our privilege to one another. i agree with what obama is doing. a program that was started for the george bush administration to protect us from the terrorists. createdthe scandal they by the republicans so they can take points from the democrats won the elections come. from twitter says what is needed is a clear personal data law. kirk is up next from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. on the democrats line -- caller: good morning. would 100% advocate for this nsa program and others like it, if only they would truly concentrate on the real terrorist. this is to belittle what occurred on 9/11 or happened at the boston marathon, but there are tens of thousands of americans that die every year. tot is due to corporate ceos pollute our rivers and streams and even our
. we will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the economy. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially save employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not just good for society, they are good for
tests in houston, texas, after spells of disorientation and weakness. the attorney general of delaware has been the attorney general since 2006. beau had a mild stroke in 2010 and surgery to correct two brain aneurysms in 1988. the vice president is in texas with his son. >> send him the best. beau biden one of the nicest guys around. send him the very best. >> "new york post" city officials announcing the latest gun bust in new york history. police arrested 19 people and uncovered 254 firearms. the nypd operation tore apart two smuggling rings from south carolina. some of the weapons pulled in as much as $160,000. >> this was like one of the largest gun busts i think in new york history. >> and "the new york times" the federal reserve says some major banks are coming up short during stress testing. aimed at insuring whether they can weather another financial crisis. the report indicates some banks are making the same mistakes they made during the recent economic crisis. and jeffrey sachs, i have to call you in here, there is no way that if a couple of these banks hit rough times, the
're going to have a lot of women, hopefully, if all goes well, the great state senator wendy davis of texas will think about running for governor of texas. but if we want to see a woman in the white house, which we do, we also need to see and support women running in governorships. these are executive leader positions and in the united states, 24 states have not ever in their history elected a woman governor. they're not alone. we have to do this, this is another piece of the puzzle. as the senator says, once you see it, you get it. it's not an issue anymore. but we've got to keep pushing state-by-state. once we break that biggest and final glass ceiling towards the white house, it's going to open up so many doors across the country, governor's mayor -- governors' races, mayors' races, others. >> senator mccaskill, is she why you ran? >> i think that a simple way of putting it, i think both my mother and father gave me permission to be bossy and opinionated. my dad reassured me that even though no one wanted to date me in college, it would get better. i can't even believe that's true. >> bo
, to a texas prisonering waiting tour executed. >> vanilla cake ice cream emotion, shock value it's not in the film. but it touches -- it touches our hearts very deeply. >> reporter: herzog insisted on interviewing all of the people profiled in the documentary. the mother whose son is now paralyzed. >> any money understands. >> reporter: and the driver who hit an amish buggy, killing three people including a 3 and 5-year-old. >> please don't ever text and drive. it's life. you get one chance. and you live with the choices you make. >> reporter: herzog says his message is clear. >> don't text while driving. it's simply said. pull over, do your message and then drive on. >> reporter: now, the documentary is called "from one second to the next." it's available online. and charlie, and norah, listen to this this is important. it's also going to be distributed to 40,000 schools across the country. >> all right, jan, thank you. >> they've attempted to do smartphone things that get you to realize you can't do it. >> i think it's not just texting, too. you can be drivin
in manhattan, this has bipartisan support. states like arkansas and texas have already imposed their own policies to lower prisoners. >> thank you. >>> and president obama is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard, but va t the vacation comes as the economy nosedives. >> the president has done so less than his pred sez or george w. bush. 14 trips and 19 days. one kmon thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped onto the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallop constantly tracks presidential approval. mr. obama's is at 42% with 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 41% last week, a low not seen since december of 201. when the president's approval rating dips this low, it's usually due to defections among democrats. surveillance have unsettled the president's place. republicans accuse him of ducking the issue for weeks. >> when the story initially broke, the president went un
and state than libertarians tend to prefer. when ted cruz was a government lawyer in texas he defended having the ten commandments on the grounds of the texas state capitol. ted cruz is quite socially conservative. gay marriage, ted cruz is against that. libertarians believe the state shouldn't be involved in telling people who they can and can't marry. ted cruz's views on foreign intervention are a little bit more in line with the traditional republican line than libertarians would prefer. >> al hunt, bring you in here. it's fascinating what's happening within the republican party. and it seems to me that rand paul does have -- again, i'm a little biased here and i've said i voted for ron paul in 2012, but it does seem that rand paul does make a good point if you want to attract younger voters, certainly at least supporting an influx of this libertarian wing of the gop would be a good way to do that. what's your take? >> well, joe, i think you're right but also, it causes great dilemmas as i'm sure molly can attest, are you going to weed out the evangelical part of the party that beli
has the deals with university of oklahoma, texas and louisiana. >>> coming up on "kilmeade & friends", we're bragging, we have maria molina to preview the day. >> we should be eating cheeseburgers with the "fox & friends" logo on top of the buns. let's look at the weather conditions quickly, because we have some extreme weather out west. we have more than 50 wildfires right now burning from states like parts of nevada and parts of california and even up into sections of montana. so very widespread out there. one of the reasons is because we do have severe to even extreme drought out here. we have dry brush in place that can help to fuel the many wildfires and the weather conditions is not helping the situation. we have low humidity, strong winds in excess of 35 miles per hour and possible thunderstorms that are of the dry type. so that rain would evaporate before reaching the ground and also, they can produce lightning strikes which themselves can actually strike up some new wildfires. so that's something we're keeping an eye on. fire weather watches in effect out there. isolated sho
we're talking about. so it is not how you collect it, it is what happens after. host: 8 from texas. independent line. -- dave. caller: you mentioned 1,000 feet and a low for the ranch land. any type of height restriction over residential or will they be able to fly to feet above the roof of your house? you say about the privacy issues, that is the government that has gone to process privacy issues. if they are the ones pricking privacy, how will we hold them responsible? guest: again, and the operation any operation and all of the private citizens are getting involved with. you may say we will of the use these systems for these particular applications or if you are going to use them, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe matter and all local walls of the rules. that is what they're there for. host: our guest is michael toscano. our next guest is jordan in maryland. caller: what do you think the unmanned vehicles are used as far as the fire department, police department and other local government? guest: again, a lot of the civil applications are ideal. the men
do we -- i know texas opted out of it. how could we opt out of its? and they were there. >> let me give you of the background. first of all, it does not emanate from anything the senate has done. common gore is a program developed by the governors' association. so if you don't want them coming to be a part of a commodity have to do is change it. it's not anything that goes through me. in other words, it's a state up to then opt out deal. that is a state-run a shoot they you all need to deal with. i don't think the goals behind a common core are necessarily bad. i think probably the implementation is very dangerous, but the point is improving the educational standards of our children, you know, the best way to do that is put parents, teachers, administrators back in charge. [applause] >> senator, thank you very much for your representation. i am -- proud of what you have a vested. i am really concerned in maybe a generation are less we are going to lose our second amendment rights. the americans and oklahomans. and no pun intended, under the gun. what can we do? senator feinstein, s
, texas? aldean is houston's poor cousin. scrubby country, about as poor as union city, latino, african-american, spattering of white folks, and with half as much money union city spends on its kids, they are doing well, narrowing the achievement gap, and what are they doing? very much the same kinds of things union city is, and what is that? start with preschool, work up the curriculum. if there's a lot of kids from other countries, you better have a good bilingual program, a rich bilingual program that pays attention to language fluency and how they do in academic subjects. today it's bilingual, tomorrow english only, that happens in so many districts, especially in california. there's esl classes, day one. here kids transition slowly. this school district knows what educators know. that is it's really important to get a grounding in your home language before learning the second language. really important to hold on to that home language because being bilingual in the society is a huge advantage. a lot of the kids in union city come from homes where there are not a lot of books around
. maggie from lewisville, texas, says you always seem so put together. but do you do a lot of cooking? if so, what's your specialty? >> i love to cook for my kids. i would love to cook every day. it's not realistic for me just because i'm working. michael: what's one signature -- i where the kids go mommy, we've got to have this. nicole: we are gluten-free but i believe you don't have to eat little foods be gluten-free because i like real food. i make a great gluten-free pasta, pancakes. michael: when are we coming over to eat? nicole: well. michael: i got kicked out of the league. now you don't even feed me. i've got to work on your family. i really do. nicole: you're gone. you're in new york. and we miss you. michael: i'll fly back just for your cooking. nicole: sherry from providence. my dad is a faithful viewer of the show. i believe his has bit of a man crush on michael but constantly gets his name wrong. he calls him michael stainrod. [laughter] [applause] michael: you know what, sherry? nicole: i say the same thing, weirdly. michael: as long as he calls me, i'm happy. all right
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